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Amazon’s Twitch hit by massive data breach, entire source code and user payout info leaked

Data leaked from the live streaming platform which has not been very forthcoming in its operational details, is 125GB in size.

Amazon-owned Twitch has suffered a massive data breach that has resulted in the leak of its entire source code and user payout information, Video Games Chronicle (VGC) reported on October 6 based on data shared by an anonymous hacker. "We can confirm a breach has taken place. Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this," Twitch tweeted Wednesday evening. "We will update the community as soon as additional information is available," the company said. Update (8 Oct, 8:30 am): Twitch said that the breach was due to an error in a Twitch server configuration change. The company also said that login details and full credit card numbers were not exposed. Twitch is a live streaming e-sports platform with over 30 million average daily visitors where gamers broadcast themselves playing video games. MediaNama has reached out to Amazon India to understand the impact of the breach on Indian users and we will update this report when we get a response. What data has been leaked so far? According to VGC, the leaked data is 125GB in size and consists of the following data: The entirety of Twitch’s source code with commit history Creator payout reports from 2019 until now, including how much popular streamers earned on the platform (81 Twitch streamers have been paid more than $1 million by Twitch since August 2019, the report stated). Mobile, desktop, and console Twitch clients Proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by Twitch “Every other property that Twitch owns” including…

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